other solution I had in mind was wireless for local precinct
accumulation. Nothing to announce at this time.
Pat, can you
elaborate on the “other solutions being considered” for the other needed
functionalities? I agree that any
jurisdiction that doesn’t plan on accumulating at the polls should be using a
Spyrus, assuming it can be made to work. Steve, however, requires this
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Green, Pat
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 8:55
FW: HP phasing out Jornada
this to go to support, but accidentally sent it to just Steve.
From: Green, Pat
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002
Subject: RE: HP phasing
(Spyrii?) will be with us for quite a while. We are working with
the manufacturer on resolving the issues.
Jornada application to burn voter cards is being completed, but only because
firm commitments were made to a few customers. I do not believe it
is a good choice in the long run even if HP continues to make it. It is
way too expensive for the intended use. Other solutions are
being considered for the other needed functionalities (e.g.,
results accumulation and interaction with VR systems), but doing Spyrus
emulation on a Jornada doesn't make a lot of sense to
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 12:29
Subject: Re: HP
phasing out Jornada
I spoke with Dale Newbauer of CBX
Technologies today. He has been in touch with the HP product
managers. While they are discontinuing the HP Journada 568, 565, and
548 in favor of the iPAQ, they are continuing with the HP Journada 720 (with
expanded memory) in the form of the HP Journda 728. This product is
being announced June 1. June 4 there is an HP show in San Jose I can
attend if anyone thinks it would help to get further info on this.
Should we order up a 728 to look at it. There apparently is no COMPAQ
competing version in this area.
With November coming, what is our
approach here as a company? Are we supporting the Journada, looking
for something else, developing our own unit?? If anything is happening
for November, we would need to determine what we are doing
now. If not, what are we doing to fix the Spyrus
issues. From emails it seems obvious that counties are looking for
alternative solutions to the Spyrus, but I'm not hearing anything from DESI
on a direction.
Saturday, May 18, 2002 4:33 PM
phasing out Jornada
I came across this today
while fetching some development tools for the PCC project off the
'Net. The relevant part
Decision: The Compaq iPAQ(tm)
Pocket PC, re-named the HP iPAQ Pocket
PC, will be our smart handheld platform. The best of the current HP Jornada technology will be engineered into
the platform. Jornada products will be phased out of the market in 2002.
HP will continue to innovate in
wireless, mobility and voice technology. HP also will offer the iPAQ Blackberry device
for end-to-end wireless e-mail solutions, under the HP brand.
As many of you
probably know, Compaq merged with HP recently, and as a result are
restructuring their product lines.
We don't yet know what "the best of the HP Jornada technology"
means yet. Hopefully it means
a clamshell form factor with a smart card reader. Unfortunately, iPaq doesn't have any product like
that at the moment. The name
"Pocket PC" is not encouraging, since that usually implies a palm-held
device. We'll keep you
informed as we learn more. In
the mean time, it looks like the NEC MobliePro 790 is our